Chris Walker wrote:
> One further pipedream. AIUI, it is currently possible to make a
> combined liveDVD with installer, but it contains the same data twice
> (as a .deb and unpacked). Pristine-tar could permit the data to be
> stored only once (if adapted to cope with the deb file format).
to be precise, only the few packages needed for netinst (~80mb or so) is
available twice - when using live-installer, d-i installs the resulting
system not by unpacking .debs from the cdrom, but by unpacking the
squashfs to the harddisk.
nevertheless, also saving those 'few' MBs would be neat.
Address: Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist
Email: daniel.baumann at panthera-systems.net
- From: Frederic at Lehobey.net (Frederic Lehobey)
- From: r.alex.owen at gmail.com (Alex Owen)
- From: chrisw at chiark.greenend.org.uk (Chris Walker)